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Practical Nursing

The MDCC Practical Nursing (PN) Program is a three-semester program that prepares graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the expanding health care needs of the community. The mission of the Practical Nursing Program is to prepare graduates for entry level nursing practice in a variety of health care settings. The Licensed Practical Nurse provides care under the direction of a licensed physician, dentist, or registered nurse as determined by the Administrative Code Mississippi Board of Nursing.

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Graduates of the program are awarded a certificate and are eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN®). Graduates must apply to the Mississippi Board of Nursing for licensure to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Mississippi.

Professional Licensure Requirements

The Practical Nursing program at MDCC is a program that meets the educational requirements for a Practical Nurse license in the State of Mississippi, and qualifies graduates to take the NCLEX PN®, a national examination for licensure. Please note requirements for nursing licensure vary from state to state. The MDCC Practical Nursing program has not made a determination on whether the certificate meets the state educational requirements for other US States, Territories, or the District of Columbia. Additional information on Practical Nursing licensing requirements by state and jurisdiction can be found on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing 

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